Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring Stamps – My Favorite Projects

When Stampin’ Up! announced its list of retiring products last week, there was a collective gasp across the universe.  How could all of these things be going away?  While I’m sad to see some of these products discontinued, I’m super-happy for the items that will come along to fill the voids.  Until then, though, there are some items you might want to pick up before they are gone.

If you want to see my recap of projects with Retiring Accessories, click here.  Today I’m happy to share a recap of the stamps I’ve loved over the past couple of years that are currently on sale but will be going away at the end of May.  Click on any of the pictures to see the original posts for each project.

Daydream Medallions, Truly Grateful

Daydream Medallions, Truly Grateful, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Really Good Greetings

Lovely as a Tree, Really Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

By the Seashore

By the Seashore, Petite Pairs, 3/16″ Corner punch, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy card, Triple Time Stamping

Chalk Talk

World Map, Chalk Talk, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP159

 Postage Due

Postage Due, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Sketched Birthday

Sketched Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Lots of Thanks

Lots of Thanks, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Baby We’ve Grown

Baby We've Grown, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM176

Sweet Stuff

Sweet Stuff, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP222

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors, For All Things, Making Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS151

Today & Everyday

Today & Everyday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP200

Perfect Blend

Perfect Blend, Banner Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP184

Regarding Dahlia

Regarding Dahlia, Sweet Essentials, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA195

Sumthin’ Sumthin’ and Bits & Pieces

Sumthin' Sumpthin', Bits & Pieces, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, TCC14

If you are new to my blog, a lot of these projects are brand new to you – if you have followed me, then I hope they are a reminder of the fun we’ve been having together.  Either way, I hope these projects inspire you to rethink some of these great deals you may have overlooked – before they are gone.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Spring Card SwapSpring One-for-One Swap.  Yesterday, I announced my Spring One-for-One Swap.  If you haven’t participated in one of these, NOW is the time.  It’s a great way to share your work with others and receive a beautiful card in return.  I’ll even share the projects on my blog – you don’t want to miss out on this!  There’s not a lot of time to mail your card to me, so start preparing your beauty.  🙂  For more information about this swap, please check out this post.

in with the old & in with the newIN WITH THE OLD & OUT WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring Items List, I’m sharing my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.

When you spend at least $50 with me, I’ll send you:

  • FREE PRODUCT FROM THE UPCOMING ANNUAL CATALOG*.  I’ll send you my favorite new accessory from the soon-to-be-released catalog when it’s released in June.  While I haven’t seen the new catalog and can’t tell you what that item will be, I can tell you it’ll be something I love valued at $4-$6.


  1. Wow ! What an example of your great cards . Plus I have to go back over that Retiring List again just to make sure I haven`t left something off that I might be sorry about later . As Pooh would say “Oh bother”
    Thank you for the second look ….just in case .

  2. A parade of stars (so to speak). It’s so nice to see all those beautiful cards at one time. I cannot believe I remember every one of them. Yeah – haven’t completely lost my memory yet! LOL Thanks for the reminder Brian.

  3. Such a great assortment of cards all in one place, Brian! I just love the way you explain the artistic reasons for choosing colors or layout placements. Are you a graphic artist by profession? You seem to know a lot about color and design. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kathy, Thank you! I am an accountant by trade and have no formal training in this stuff – I just know what looks good to me. 🙂 I’m so happy you like what I’ve made. 🙂

  4. I love the sky that you created with “Really Good Greetings. Would you share how you did that? Is it laid on with the different shades of blue with a block or solid stamp? It has the appearance of oil painting.

    • Joyce, Thanks! I’m glad you like the card – it’s one of my favorites. The technique is described in the original post (you can click on the picture to see more). I inked up painter’s tape in different shades of blue and lightly tapped them down on the paper. So easy!

  5. Goodness!! I’m so late but I didn’t want to go to sleep before I told you how wonderful it is to see all of this gorgeous cards all together.
    So sad some of this stamp sets are leaving, lets hope their replacements are going to be beautiful too.

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